Fighting with men with swords

If you’re interested at all in this kind of thing, watch Flint’s fight with Joji next to one of the longer fighting lesson bits, and check out all the differences in how Flint is fighting.  Formal patterns and attack/defend forms, one hand behind his back properly in the training, perfect lunge/retreat posture.  When he fights for real, it’s absolutely nothing at all like that.  He’s in a wide low stance with a permanent low guard and always checking behind and to the side.  Parries are quick with a return to guard/attack and there’s nothing  formal about it; it’s a frantic scramble of block-block-parry-strike-try to roll away.   As is the case with most training vs. IRL fighting, to be honest, the training just teaches you the rules so you know how most effectively to use and/or break them.  I love that Black Sails gets even tiny details like this SO VERY RIGHT.

Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.
Move on, leave, run away, escape this place… but don’t forget about me, about us, about this town. Always remember where you come from so you can appreciate how far you’ve come.
—  c.j.n.